When summer camp began, I was really focused on what I would be able to teach my students in the short amount of time that I had with them. This is not a bad goals to have, but I was definitely too caught up in how I was going to achieve this instead of thinking … More What teaching in Ecuador taught me
Go ahead and get out your bucket list because this trip needs to be added immediately! At the beginning of the summer when I learned that some of the other WorldTeach volunteers were going to be placed in a small jungle town in the Amazon rain forest, i knew that I wanted to plan a … More Rafting in the remote Amazon rainforest
Drumroll please…Week 1 is done! Get ready for a nice long blog post because so so much has happened in this one week spent in the beautiful Riobamba. I am proud to say that I have now officially completed my first full week working at summer camp in Riobamba, Ecuador! Camp is absolutely my element. … More Peaking at camp and Chimbarazo
I have officially been in Ecuador for 3 whole days now and life has already been full of good food, new friends, lots of learning, and lots of “what the heck?!” moments. This week and until Wednesday of next week, the 5 other volunteers and I are staying at a hostel in Quito, Ecuador to … More What the Hecuador?!
Hi everyone! I have a few more exciting updates about my trip to Ecuador, which I leave for TOMORROW! It still really has not set in that I am about to head out and will be gone for 8 weeks. My flight leaves from DFW, stops in Houston, and then arrives in Quito at 5:55am … More 8 Weeks in Ecuador – What I’m Packing
During the end of my past Fall semester, a time when students are often beginning to brainstorm their summer plans, I had an idea. I was beginning to miss my semester abroad in England and started daydreaming about going abroad again. My mind started whirling – I have always been interested in learning Spanish but … More I’m going to Ecuador?!
Way way back in November of 2016, I started scouring the internet for internships. Since I was about to go abroad, I decided to start looking super early so I wouldn’t be stressed. However, there were hardly any internships even online yet. I was looking for anything and everything: English related, Sociology related, Education related… After a … More Summer Internship – Fort Worth Sister Cities
I’ve now been back in the good ol’ US of A for about a month – a month filled of happiness, great food, and some confusing transitioning moments. Happy times back in Tejas So far, time at my lovely home in Texas has been filled with some great moments. I absolutely love spending time with … More Tips and stories: Transitioning back to reality
I cannot believe that Easter Break is over already and that we only have two more weeks left at St. Clare’s! Time is flying by and it is extremely bittersweet. While I’m so excited to be at home with family and friends (and tacos), I will really miss being abroad and being able to hop … More Berlin
After much deliberation, I have to say that Prague is probably my favorite city that I’ve seen in Europe so far. I’m not quite sure what it is about the Czech Republic but we were all completely enamored. After hearing good reviews from our friends, we decided to book an Airbnb for 4 nights and … More Prague